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Side Effects Of Hepatitis B Vaccine For Adults

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...but then your immune system kicks in to protect you against a severe case. Other "inactivated" vaccines don't use a living germ. You don't get the disease, but your body can still build up its defenses. Vaccines can have side effects. With live vaccines, you might get a mild case of the disease. With inactivated vaccines, you could have pain, redness, and swelling where you got the shot. You might also briefly feel weakness, fatigue, or...
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hepatitis a and b vaccination

my son lost the last shot of hepatitis vaccination a and b.it was in 2007. do I need to repeat the three shots again.?he is 5 years old.he got an hemangioma this year. it is asymtomatic. he is ok.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If he missed the last shot, I would just give the last shot now and you can check a surface antibody in about two months after that to see if the vaccine worked properly Read more »

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Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HBV through vaccination, especially if they have compromised immune systems. So it's best for people with HIV to receive the hepatitis B vaccine when their CD4 cell counts are within healthy ranges. If you don't think you were ever infected with... Read more »

HEPATITIS B VACCINE

IF I had completed the series of hepa b vaccine and its booster doses, what is the posibility of me catching hepa b during accidental needlestick?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Very low - However, you will want to check your surface antibody levels to be certain that they are at a protective level. Read more »

HIV detection & hepatitis B vaccine

I would like to know during the course of taking Hep B vaccination, could the HIV antibodies would not be detectable during ELISA test?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no data to suggest that this is the case. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...virus, call your health professional or your health department. If a person who has been exposed to Hepatitis B virus gets the Hepatitis B vaccine and/or a shot called "HBIG" (Hepatitis B immune globulin) within 24 hours, Hepatitis B infection... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Fact Sheet

...strongly endorse using hepatitis B vaccine as a safe and effective way to prevent disease and death. Scientific data show that hepatitis B vaccines are very safe for infants, children, and adults. There is no confirmed evidence which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...Pediatr Infect Dis J 1992;11:866-74. CDC. Recommendation of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP): inactivated hepatitis B virus vaccine . MMWR 1982;31:317-8, 327-8. CDC. Recommendation of the Immunization Practices... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...Prevention (proposed). References CDC. Recommendation of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP): inactivated hepatitis B virus vaccine . MMWR 1982;31:317-22, 327-8. CDC. Prevention of perinatal transmission of... Read more »
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